Taron Egerton as Elton John in a still from Rocketman. Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board cut scenes in the film depicting gay sex and men kissing, and gave it a restricted rating.

‘We don’t need a nanny state’: Malaysia censoring Rocketman gay scenes prompts pushback from fans of Elton John biopic

  • ‘It is not for Elton John to allow the public to see whatever he does or whatever activities he indulges in that is not our culture,’ film censorship chief says
  • Scenes depicting gay sex and men kissing were cut from the film in Muslim-majority country. Russia also censored Rocketman and Samoa banned it entirely
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Taron Egerton as Elton John in a still from Rocketman. Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board cut scenes in the film depicting gay sex and men kissing, and gave it a restricted rating.
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